Art Days 2015: Downtown Miami is the place to be this weekend.
Art Days 2015: Downtown Miami is the place to be this weekend.
Courtesy Amanda Sanfilippo

Free Events This Week in Miami: Dwntwn Art Days, Nerd Nite, and the Sounds of Cuba

Ah, Labor Day — a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to this country, it's only fitting the majority of them get a day of lazy glory. We're sure lots of you depleted your funds and energy with last weekend's pre-holiday parties, so once the lethargy wears off, check out this week's stellar lineup of free fun.

Catch the always dapper Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest this week.
Catch the always dapper Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest this week.
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Monday

  • Dressing Down the Movies at Fashion Project: Enjoy another week of free films with lasting fashion impact, from Bonjour Tristesse and North by Northwest to Ocean's 11.

Tuesday

  • Adler Guerrier at Locust Projects: Join the latest roundtable discussion, featuring the Miami-based artist, whose solo show last year at PAMM featured photographs, prints, videos, mixed-media installations, and a site-specific architectural intervention.
  • Carlos Estevez and Jim Couper at Frost Art Museum: Frost's latest exhibitions feature Couper's new series of paintings inspired by The Everglades, and Estevez's "Celestial Traveler," combined images of animals, human anatomy, and mechanical blueprints within the fixed grids of cartography. 
  • Sounds of Cuba at Canvas Miami: Community salsa class conducted by Smooth Rhythms Dance and a live performance from Conjunto Progreso, plus grub by Miami Smokers, 305 Cafecitos, and handcrafted cocktails.
  • Leadership Series at The New Tropic: Postponed by last week's storm, former Miami Mayor Danny Ruiz will discuss leadership, his journey, and some of his favorite things about Miami.

Wednesday

  • FP: Reads at Fashion Project: FP's new monthly book club kicks off with Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington, Vogue’s iconic fashion editor. The club is moderated by Cristina Favretto, head of Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries.
Nerd Nite: Be there and be square.
Nerd Nite: Be there and be square.
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

Thursday

  • Nerd Nite at Gramps: Learn about underwater animal mating, password security, and artistic learning with your fellow drunk nerds. 
  • Time and Materials at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios: This exhibition examines the work of six South Florida artists who mix a language of drawing with labor-intensive processes that deconstruct, conflate, and transform ideas about both labor and drawing.
  • Call to Music: Tune In & Turn Up at Sidebar: This happy hour jam celebrating local talent features Magic City Hippies, ArtOfficial, and Locos Por Juana. 
David Brooks' piece for Fringe Projects, titled "A Day in The Life of the Coral (as seen near Brewster reef)", 2015. Site, Museum Park
David Brooks' piece for Fringe Projects, titled "A Day in The Life of the Coral (as seen near Brewster reef)", 2015. Site, Museum Park
Courtesy Amanda Sanfilippo

Friday

  • Dwntwn Art Days: It's back! Get ready for three days of interconnected art throughout downtown Miami. Exhibitions, public displays, and activities get started at 9:30 a.m., and a 6:30 p.m. happy hour at McCormick Place will commemorate the fourth-annual weekend of creativity. 

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